Miguna Miguna's appointment comes less than a week after Polycarp Igathe landed a top job at Equity Bank.
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has nominated controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna for the position of deputy governor.
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"Dear Nairobians, it is with a heavy heart that I resign my seat as elected deputy governor of Nairobi City County effective 1pm on 31st Jan 2018".
In a Thursday interview with Hot 96 FM, Ms Elachi said the nominee must be Kenyan and lawyer Miguna Miguna needs to resolve his citizenship row with the Immigration Department.
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Kenyans on Twitter lauded the former CJ not only for reaching out to the governor on the city's garbage menace, but for using his mother tongue, which they believe will effectively get the message home. "He is Canadian. That procedure can take us three to four months", said Speaker Elachi on Hot 96 FM.
In a letter that went viral last evening and confirmed by Miguna Miguna's lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Sonko nominated the combative lawyer to the surprise of many.
The announcement was made on Wednesday night, hours after Miguna cancelled his trip to the country after the government declined to grant him unconditional entry or issue him with a Kenyan passport as ordered by the High Court.
Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga chose to use mother tongue to hammer home the message to Nairobi governor who comes from the same ethnic community as him. Miguna, has not responded through social media, which is his main mode of communication from Toronto, Canada where he is based.
Laywer Nelson Havi tweeted, "On the Miguna Miguna nomination as Deputy Governor of Nairobi, the stone the builder refused has turned out to be the building block!"